Assistance to enhance commercial poultry production for food security-TCP


The Gambia spends huge sums of foreign currency on imports of poultry and poultry products. To counter this trend, in 2016, FAO and the Department of Livestock Services collaborated in strengthening the capacity of smallholder farmers to address a critical production gap. A one-year FAO-funded TCP project has supported the establishment of 24 commercial poultry production schemes, including 19 broiler and five layer farms owned by poor and vulnerable households. The intervention is envisaged to produce 65 tonnes of poultry meat and 605 000 eggs, helping to satisfy the domestic food demand, increase household incomes, improve nutrition and health, and reduce rural poverty as well as the national imports bill.



Objectif global

To promote commercial poultry production in The Gambia

To Support women and youth in poultry production

Objectifs spécifiques

To improve household food and nutrition security of rural farmers

to promote small scale commercial poultry production in The Gambia

To reduce the importation of poultry products

Résultats attendus

19 broiler and 5-layer schemes established in The Gambia

65 Mt of meat and 605,000 eggs produced during the project period

Capacities of 24 poultry producers built (groups and individuals)

Capacities of staff of Department of Livestock Services strengthened


411 000


  • Élevage & pastoralisme
  • Gouvernance
  • Nutrition


  • Femmes
  • Institutions
  • Jeunes
  • Pasteurs et agropasteurs

Piliers AGIR

  • Pilier 1 : Améliorer la protection sociale des communautés et ménages vulnérables pour une sécurisation de leurs moyens d'existence
  • Pilier 2 : Renforcer la nutrition des ménages vulnérables